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String of Attacks Kill 19 People in Iraq

Gunmen killed two relatives of a senior Kurdish official and 17 others died in a string of attacks overnight and on Sunday, piercing three days of relative calm that followed the country’s first election for a full-term parliament. The latest attacks, two of them suicide bombings, came after authorities eased stringent security measures put in place for the Oct. 15 parliamentary election and traffic returned to normal on the first full working day since the vote. A ban on vehicles was lifted and the country’s borders reopened Saturday, although the frontier with Syria remained closed. Authorities said it would reopen in a few days, but did not give a reason for the delay. Full Story

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